Located within one ofthe most ethnically and racially diverse areas in the country, UG Davis serves the health care needs of a large Latino population and is the site of the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA). In addition, UC Davis hosts multiple clinical-translational training programs to support faculty development and minority research, and has created the UC Davis Mentoring Academy to focus on developing the next generation of independent, highly successful academic faculty. Moreover, UC Davis has ample supporting programs that actively participate in research related to Latino health and healthcare and serve as catalysts and resources for new research initiatives. Despite this rich environment, however, the numberof faculty, particulariy under-represented faculty involved in research on minority aging, remains quite limited. The Investigator Development Core (IDC) will ameliorate these disparities by working closely with the Administrative Core (AC;which will identify and solicit qualified applicants) to offer research training, skills development, and mentoring to support achievement of independent funding and an independent research career in the study of cognitive health and healthcare among older Latinos. The recognized need for the RCMAR has also drawn substantial financial support from a wide variety of programs, enhancing the impact of a funded RCMAR at UC Davis. The goal of the IDC is to identify and support excellent researchers focused on reducing disparities in cognitive heaith among older Latinos through mentoring, training, and leveraging of existing UC Davis resources to advance their academic careers.

Public Health Relevance

Cognitive decline with advancing aging has become a major health care issue. Under-represented populations have received limited attention in this area. The need for culturally sensitive researchers is similarly critical. The UCD RCMAR proposes to recruit, mentor and tailor training to address these dual needs.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1-ZIJ-3)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of California Davis
United States
Zip Code
Sahasrabudhe, Ruta; Estrada, Ana; Lott, Paul et al. (2015) The 8q24 rs6983267G variant is associated with increased thyroid cancer risk. Endocr Relat Cancer 22:841-9
Garcia, Lorena; Lee, Anne; Zeki Al Hazzouri, Adina et al. (2015) The Impact of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Position on Prevalence of Diabetes and Prediabetes in Older Latinos: The Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging. Hisp Health Care Int 13:77-85
Turner, Rachel M; Hinton, Ladson; Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores et al. (2015) Using an Emic lens to understand how Latino families cope with dementia behavioral problems. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 30:454-62
Villanueva, Pía; Nudel, Ron; Hoischen, Alexander et al. (2015) Exome sequencing in an admixed isolated population indicates NFXL1 variants confer a risk for specific language impairment. PLoS Genet 11:e1004925
Meyer, Oanh L; Sisco, Shannon M; Harvey, Danielle et al. (2015) Neighborhood Predictors of Cognitive Training Outcomes and Trajectories in ACTIVE. Res Aging :
Fieo, Robert; Mukherjee, Shubhabrata; Dmitrieva, Natalia O et al. (2015) Differential item functioning due to cognitive status does not impact depressive symptom measures in four heterogeneous samples of older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 30:911-8
Lozano, Reymundo; Vino, Arianna; Lozano, Cristina et al. (2015) A de novo FOXP1 variant in a patient with autism, intellectual disability and severe speech and language impairment. Eur J Hum Genet 23:1702-7
Muzar, Zukhrofi; Lozano, Reymundo; Schneider, Andrea et al. (2015) Methadone use in a male with the FMRI premutation and FXTAS. Am J Med Genet A 167:1354-9
Dmitrieva, Natalia O; Fyffe, Denise; Mukherjee, Shubhabrata et al. (2015) Demographic characteristics do not decrease the utility of depressive symptoms assessments: examining the practical impact of item bias in four heterogeneous samples of older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 30:88-96
Xiong, Glen L; Filshtein, Teresa; Beckett, Laurel A et al. (2015) Antipsychotic Use in a Diverse Population With Dementia: A Retrospective Review of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Database. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 27:326-32

Showing the most recent 10 out of 33 publications